Biography

Awards and Proclamations

Print and Video Credits

Philanthropic Endeavors

Commercial Clients List

Professional Organizations

Awards and Proclamations

Senator Henry E. Stallings II Proclamation of Excellence

Congress Woman Barbara Rose Collins Proclamation of Excellence

Mayor Dennis Archer Proclamation of Excellence

Native Detroiter  Outstanding Business Person of the Year

Michigan Department of Commerce Outstanding Business Person 3 years

Detroit Public Schools Outstanding Community Service 6 years

Catherine Ferguson Academy School for Pregnant Teens  Sex Equity/Diversity Project Award 4 years

Michigan’s List of Registered Designers

Dallas Friends Outstanding Business Person of the Year

Affirmations Outstanding Person of the Year

Men of Color Person of the Year

Triangle Foundation Person of the Year

Gay & Lesbian Pride Board  Pride Award

A. Philip Randolph Career & Technical Institute Practicum Program Employer’s Award

Legacy Of Success Living Legend Award

Charles R. Drew  Educator of Excellence Award

Nominated Stonewall Book Award

Toastmasters International  Humorous Speech Winner 2009 Area 

Toastmasters International Humorous Speech Winner 2009 Division F

Toastmasters International Humorous Speech 3rd place District 

Toastmasters International International Speech 2010 Winner, Area

Toastmasters International International Speech 2010 Winner, Division 

Toastmasters International International Speech 2010  2nd place, District

Toastmasters International Leadership Program Competent Leader Award June 2010

Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Bronze Award  June 2010 

Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Silver Award June 2010

Toastmasters International Triple Crown Award June 2010

Guinness Book of World Records Member of District 47 Speech Team 80 hours of continuous speeches June 13th 2010

Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Gold Award December 2010

Toastmasters International Advanced Leader Bronze Award December 2010

Toastmasters International International Speech Contest 1st place Winner Coral Gables Fl Janurary 2011

Toastmasters International International Speech Contest 1st place Winner Coral Gables Fl Janurary 2012

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Print Credits

  • Aruba Today
  • Atlanta Today
  • Between The Lines
  • BLAB TV On the Town With Lorenzo
  • BLAB TV The Bobbie Hicks Show
  • Canal 8 Nuestro Hogar
  • Canal 11 Nicaragua
  • Canal 13 Viva Nicaragua
  • Carsey-Werner with Bill Cosby
  • Clique Magazine
  • Comcast Cable
  • Creating Wealth
  • Coolture TV
  • D Magazine
  • Dallas Voice
  • Dark Ocean Pictures  
  • Detroit Public Television  
  • Detroit WDIV News
  • Detroit Fox News
  • Detroit WXYZ News
  • Detroit Channel 50, For My People
  • Detroit Freepress
  • Detroit News
  • Detroit News, Homefinder
  • Diario La Verdad
  • Diario Nicaragua
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Food & Cigar
  • Herald Tribune
  • Herald Tribune, People
  • Herald Tribune, Ticket
  • HOLA, Nicaragua
  • Homestyle Magazine
  • Impulse Magazine
  • JetSet Magazine
  • La Prensa Nicaragua
  • Michigan Chronicle
  • Monitor
  • Native Detroiter
  • Novedades de Quintana Roo
  • Pelican Press
  • QueQui Quintana Roo
  • Revue Nicaragua
  • SER Nicaragua
  • Showtime
  • Sweet Hideaway
  • That’s Got To Go
  • The Observer, Black Tie
  • The Observer, Entertainment
  • The Observer, Longboat Key
  • The Observer, Sarasota
  • Upscale Magazine
  • Voz TV Canal 14 Nicaragua
  • Wire Magazine
  • WSLR 96.5 FM  Entertainment Host
  • WSRQ 106.9 FM Talk Radio  
  • WTVS Public TV Design segment host  
  • WWJ-TV
  • Washington D.C. American Newspaper
  • Woman’s Day
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Philanthropic Endeavors

Professor of English to students from the following Countries

  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Canada
  • Argentina
  • Venezuela
  • France
  • Italy
  • Columbia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Japan
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Honduras
  • Haiti
  • Guatemala
  • Puerto Rico
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • Aruba

Professor of Spanish to students from following countries

  • Mexico Mayan
  • Canada
  • Korea
  • Belize
  • United States
  • Italy
  • France
  • Holland
  • Brazil

Catherine Ferguson Academy, School for pregnant teens

Educator and Mentor

Affirmations

Board of Directors

Men of Color AIDS Education and Prevention

Board of Directors

Mentor, Youth Rescue

Triangle Foundation

Human Rights Advisor

Goodwill Second Chance Last Opportunity

Designer

Business Professional Women, Hattitude luncheon 2010

Speaker

Haiti Relief 2010

Randolph Voc/Tech Center

Educator, Internship program 

University of Miami, Interior Design & Architectural Department

Educator, Internship program

University of Michigan, Interior Design & Architectural Department

Educator, Internship program

Lawrence Technological University, Architectual Department

Educator, Internship program

Henry Ford Highschool, Mumford Highschool, Redford Highschool, Cass Tech Highschool

Educator, Internship program

Booker High School, Film & Music Department

Educator, Internship program

Community Outreach

Hosted monthly dinners with National and Local Political Leaders and Law Enforcement Chiefs along with Community Activist to insure equal rights for all

AIDS Fundraisers

Sponsored and Promoted

Trinity Christian Fellowship Center

Youth Mentoring Outreach Program

Make a Wish Foundation

Charity Show Host

Operacion Sonrisa, Nicaragua

Interior Designer Consultant

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Commercial Accounts

*Alta Bar Nicaragua Architecture, Furniture and Interior Design

*Hardrock Cafe Nicaragua Interior Design

*Anchor Management Model Apartments Interior Designer

*Arenas Beach, Corn Island Nicaragua Design Consultant

*Bethel East Lester Morgan Cultural Garden Model Apartments Interior Designer

*Chocolate Bar Image consultant & Interior Designer

*Clinica Dental Nicaragua, Caroline Coen DDS Interior Designer, Architecture & Branding Consultant

*Club Blue Dallas  Design Consultant

*Cultural Garden Townhouses Staff and Resident Interior Designer

*Clínica Dental Office Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Designer

*El Karaoke Lounge Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Designer

*Galaxy Awards 2010 Keynote Speaker

*Gospel Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Event Planner

*Grand Pacifica Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Designer

*Holiday Inn United States Interior Designer

*Holiday Inn Managua, Nicaragua Interior Design, quality assurance constultant

*Hotel Los Portales Nicaragua Interior Design & Branding

*Hotel Dominican Fiesta Dominican Republic Design Consultant

*Hotel St Regis Detroit Interior Designer

*Hyatt Continental Hotel Lobby Acapulco, Mexico Design consultant

*Ivory Lounge Florida Branding, Image & Design Consultant

*Ibiza Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Design

*J Allan’s Clothing Boutique Interior Designer

*Las Palmeras Lounge Nicaragua Interior Designer

*Lucashay xoxo Lorenzo USA, Nicaragua Furniture Designer

*Loft Ristobar Florida Interior & Branding Designer

*Los Portales Hotel Nicaragua Interior Design & Branding Designer

*Los Altos Boutique Hotel Nicaragua Interior & Branding Designer

*Moods Night Club Nicaragua  Architecture & Interior Design

*Monti Cristo Beachfront Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Design

*Motions Nightclub Interior Designer

*Nile Night Club Branding & Interior Designer

*Radisson Hotel San Juan, Puerto Rico Interior Designer

*Residential Villas Mexico City Interior Designer

*Richard Allen Court Model Apartments and Resident Interior Designer

*Riverfront Apartments  Staff and Resident Interior Designer

*Sangria Tapas Bar & Restaurant Florida, Branding Consultant

*Sauce Cajun Restaurant  & Jazz Club Architecture & Interior Designer

*Showtime Movie Special “Rain”   Set Designer

*Silvia’s Boutique Aruba Interior Designer

*Torre Arrecifes Cancun Interior Designer

*Torre Bella Vista Santo Domingo Interior Designer

*Torre Milaris I Santo Domingo   Interior Designer Penthouse

*Torre Nicole Viviana Santo Domingo Interior Designer Penthouse Apartments, Roof Gardens

*Ultra White Affair Sarasota Vip Fundraiser

*University of Miami Athletic  Department Lecturer

*Urban Development Texas Model Apartments

*Wayne State University Lecturer, Diversity and Sexual Harassment in the workplace

*Zacate Limon Nicaragua  Interior Designer

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Professional Organizations past and present

  • ACLU Member
  • American Society of Interior Designers, Industry Partner Member
  • Boston Arden Park Historical Society Board of Directors
  • Boston Edison Secret Garden Society Member
  • Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Coalition for Interior Design Registration Registered Designer
  • D.P.O.A  Member
  • Dallas Art District Friends Member
  • East Boston-Arden Park Historical Society Treasurer
  • Human Rights Campaign Member
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Member
  • M.O.C. Member Board of Directors   Chair of Advisory Board
  • O.B.D. Member
  • R.P.C. Midwest Region Member
  • Toastmasters International . Member
  • Triangle Foundation Member
  • Wayne State University Racial Diversity Lecturer
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Lorenzo Buttram-Hubbard

An award winning Architectural and Interior Designer, Speaker, and best selling author. Lorenzo, the great-great grandson of the esteemed Buttram family of Oklahoma, was born with an entrepreneurial spirit and a gift for the arts. After finishing his studies in New York, Lorenzo Founded Viggiano Interiors in 1988 while working as a Detroit Police Officer. In a short time Viggiano Interiors became one of Detroit’s most recognized full service interior design firms, securing a substantial number of Domestic and International clients.

Certainly a leader in the industry, Lorenzo, through innovation and determination has created a unique market niche for himself where none existed before. Clients not only get quality furnishings and service, they get in-depth personalized attention and his unparalleled style of design.

Initially a freelance designer of residential interiors, Lorenzo held the prestigious position of staff and resident designer of several luxury apartment and residential subdivisions. There are not many upscale developments or residential communities that do not have his unique signature. On the commercial front, a slew of large-scale projects have garnished him praise as he has completed commercial splendors from hotels to restaurants, state of the art medical facilities, movie sets and educational campuses to plush nightclubs and lounges.

“That’s Got To Go!”

Life style television show

In 1997 Lorenzo purchased the dilapidated century old mansion of the Hall-Oldsmobile heiress located in the Boston-Arden Park Historic District of Detroit. After undergoing extensive renovations, his home has served as a show-house with examples of his enticing and well-respected work. Never satisfied, he welcomed the new millennium filming and launching the pilot of his own life style television show, “That’s Got To Go!”, being part of Michigan’s first prestigious list of registered designers, and expanding his business to Dallas, Texas.

Award Nominated

“Where I Was, Where I Am, Where I’m Going”

In 2003, after regaining the ability to walk after a tragic accident in the summer of 2000, Lorenzo took on new challenges; publishing his first book, Award Nominated “Where I Was, Where I Am, Where I’m Going”, and leaving the United States to study in the Dominican Republic. In Santo Domingo, he attended the Universitario Dominico Americano and Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra studying Latin culture and Spanish. After graduating in 2005, He traveled to Spain, Italy and Mexico to continue his studies in Spanish and Italian, while also doing missionary work as a professor of English and Spanish to an international student body representing more than 20 countries, including the Mayan and indigenous communities of Mexico. In February 2009, after completing his studies he returned to the United States settling in Florida where in August of that same year, Lorenzo became the star and executive producer of the Life Style TV program; “On The Town with Lorenzo”. Due to high demand, Lorenzo expanded his business in the Spring/Summer of 2012 by launching his own furniture line, appropriately titled, “Lucashay xoxo Lorenzo” as well as establishing an extensive international client base. He has become the Interior Designer of choice for some of the most prestigious families and businesses of Central America, designing its #1 entertainment venue, with more than 10,000sq ft of ground breaking designs.

As a columnist of architecture, interior design and men's fashion, Lorenzo is recognized not only as the Gaysocialite, but also the Brickellsocialite, and a Million Dollar Decorator alumni. Lorenzo, never forgetting the importance of giving back, extends his arms to the community by speaking and mentoring to youth organizations and schools and training interns to work in the design & television industries. This along with countless art shows, lectures and other charitable endeavors helps him accomplish his goal of exposing others normally not in touch with the arts to explore it's colorful and thought provoking world.